He believes in science, but only magic can help his mom.
Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing. His twin sister, Faith, drowned when they were three years old. A few months ago, his mom abandoned him and his dad with no explanation. Finn clings to the concrete facts in his physics booksand to his best friend, Gabito ward off his sadness. But then his grandmother tells him a secret: the women in their family are Travelers, able to move back and forth in time. Finn's mom is trapped somewhere in the timeline, and she's left Finn a portal to find her. But to succeed, he'll have to put his trust in something bigger than logic.
About the Author
Nicole Valentine writes books about the crossroads in our world where science and magic meet. She writes for middle grade and young adult readers and reads absolutely everything. You are as likely to find her curled up on the sofa reading a biography about Richard Feynman or Carl Sagan, as reading a book by Alice Hoffman or Kate DiCamillo.
Nicole earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her prior timeline as a technologist, she managed web development at CNN.com and went on to launch Space.com as well as various other start-ups. She was the Chief Technology Officer of Figment.com, a website for teens interested in reading and writing young adult fiction, which was sold to Random House in 2013. Outside of fictional world-building, you can find her walking around with a hawk on her arm or wrangling two giant dogs named Merlin and Arthur. She resides outside of Philadelphia with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity is an amazing book - adventure packed, plot twists and a heartwarming story of family, love and loss suitable for readers from 8 to 80. If you loved A Wrinkle in Time or Tuck Everlasting, you will not be disappointed!
Finn's twin sister drowned when they were toddlers. Life is never the same after that, but things get infinitely worse when his mother disappears several years later following many arguments with his father. Finn's afraid she left their family for good. When his grandmother reveals some of his family's time traveling secrets to Finn and charges him with a mission to save and bring back his mother, Finn needs to reevaluate his scientific outlook on life and discover for himself some secrets of time travel that he'll need to save his friends and family. This was a fascinating book and wonderful journey. Finn changes a lot throughout the book, going from surly teen to the young man he becomes at the end of his journey. The time traveling concepts were well thought out, although I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a few ideas. There were some great plot twists and heartwarming friendships. I really enjoyed the journey through this book. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.